Suarez scores as Miami hits back in Montreal

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Inter Miami fought back from a two-goal deficit in Major League Soccer on Saturday to win 3-2 in Montreal, with Luis Suarez scoring again and the league leaders winning their fifth straight game.

Miami has made a habit of starting slowly this season and they were once again caught off guard when Montreal took the lead in the 22nd minute to the delight of a sellout crowd.

Former Miami player Bryce Duke pushed the ball between Drake Callender's legs on the left side after clever work by Jules-Anthony Vilsaint.

Montreal thought they should have been awarded a penalty when Mathieu Choiniere went down after a foul by Marcelo Weigandt, but referee Drew Fischer dismissed the appeals.

Montreal had pulled off a surprise win against a weakened Miami team in Florida in March, and another upset was on the horizon when they took a 2-0 lead in the 32nd round.

Vilsaint intercepted Ariel Lassiter's sharp pullback from the left and showed great composure as he secured his place with a side-footed finish into the far corner.

Lionel Messi briefly left the pitch to attract attention after a heavy foul and while the Argentine stood on the touchline, his team won a free kick in the penalty area – where the World Cup winner can be so deadly.

In the absence of the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner, Paraguayan Matias Rojas took the free kick and delivered a finish worthy of his captain, curling the ball over the wall and into the corner.

Just before halftime, Miami equalized when Julian Gressel shot down a corner and Suarez flicked the ball into the goal from close range, scoring his eleventh league goal of the season.

Miami appeared to be a different team and it was no surprise when they scored the winner in the 59th minute when the impressive Rojas shot the ball over a forward-pushing Montreal defense and Benjamin Cremaschi latched on to the pass before heading in Goal scored.

Montreal applied late pressure, but Miami held firm and secured its eighth win in 13 games.

Inter coach Gerardo Martino said he approached the game incorrectly.

“I shouldn’t change the way the team plays. We didn't feel comfortable. Today I tried to change them because of the strength of the opponent and in the minutes I tried we lost 0-2,” he said.

– Crew defeated –

MLS champion Columbus Crew suffered a 2-1 loss in the Ohio Derby at home to FC Cincinnati, which was avenging its loss to its in-state rival in last year's Eastern Conference final.

Cincy, second in the East, took the lead in the 74th minute when MLS Most Valuable Player Luciano Acosta got to the baseline and delivered a cross to the back post that was headed in by Kevin Kelsy.

Two minutes later, Acosta doubled the lead by picking up a clever ball from Pavel Bucha and showing off his clever footwork before firing the ball into the goal.

Maximilian Arfsten equalized for Columbus in the 89th minute, but it was too late for Wilfried Nancy's team to make a comeback.

Belgium international Christian Benteke scored a hat-trick of headers, including a shot from a corner in the 55th minute, in DC United's 3-2 win in Atlanta to win the contest.

Colombian Luis Muriel scored twice for Orlando City in an impressive 3-2 win at Philadelphia Union.

Muriel, the former Atalanta winger, gave Orlando a 2-1 lead in the 42nd minute with a stunning long-range shot from a cross from the right.

He added a second goal shortly after the break after being sent on goal by Nicolas Lodeiro, scoring calmly and although Daniel Gazdag scored from the penalty spot for Philadelphia, Orlando secured the three points.

Brazilian Joao Klauss scored a brace for St.Louis in a 3-1 derby win over Chicago Fire, while Dallas beat Austin 2-1 in the Texas derby.


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